Assistant Reserves Officer (Conservation / Wildlife)

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The Wildlife Trusts

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

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13 days ago

Permanent, Full time, 35 hours per week

Closing Date: w/c 21 August 2022

Interview dates: w/c 12 September 2022

We’re looking for an Assistant Reserves Officer? to?carry out reserve management works in a safe and efficient manner. Ensuring that volunteers on SWT reserves work effectively and follow SWT policies especially regarding health and safety.

A large part of the job will involve managing volunteer groups and you will need to work with them in a pleasant and efficient manner ensuring work is done effectively to a good standard whilst ensuring that the volunteers enjoy the experience. You will work closely with the reserves team to quickly become familiar with the nature reserves including their risk assessments and management aims and work with the practical reserves officer who will act in a mentoring role to assist with the above and help you quickly acquire the skills required to manage tasks alone.

As the main user of practical tools and equipment you will be expected to maintain and organise the equipment so that it is kept in a serviceable and safe condition, and stored in a logical and efficient manner.

We’re looking for those that are / have:
A personable manner and the ability to work with a wide range of people

Experience in practical estate work skills

Experience of working with volunteers

Knowledge of health and safety particularly relating to groups

Ability to undertake risk assessments

First Aid certificate

Holds a full UK driving license

We value courage, respect, integrity, trust and responsibility. Whilst we are passionate in promoting our aims we are not judgmental and are inclusive. We want our people to be as diverse as nature, so we particularly encourage applications from people who are underrepresented within our sector, including people from minority backgrounds and people with disabilities. We are committed to creating a movement that recognises and truly values individual differences and identities.

As a Disability Confident employer, we are committed to offering an interview to anyone with a disability that meets all the essential criteria for the post. Please let us know if you require any adjustments to make our recruitment process more accessible.